Board Of Directors

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      • Corin Barsily Goodwin, Executive Director
      • Corin Barsily Goodwin founded GHF in 2004 to address a growing need for support and advocacy. Prior to that, she served as the Gifted/Special Needs Advisor  for the HomeSchool Association of California and co-chaired their Legislative Committee. She has been presenting workshops on giftedness, learning differences and homeschool related issues for many years. Her articles have been seen in NAGC (US) Parenting for High Potential, 2e Newsletter, California Association for the Gifted’s Gifted Ed Communicator, the NAGC (UK) magazine, California HomeSchoolerSENG UpdateThinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and many other publications. Corin also serves on the SENG Editorial Board and the Advisory Board of the Asynchronous Scholars’ Fund, and is co-author with Mika Gustavson of  Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn’t Work for Your Atypical Child.” She lives in the woods of Southern Oregon where she homeschools her 2e children.
      • Debbie Schwarzer, General Counsel
      • Debbie Schwarzer lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two gifted boys, who have homeschooled from the beginning. She has been very active with the HomeSchool Association of California (HSC), previously serving on its Board and currently as its Legal Chair and head of the Legislative Committee. Debbie worked extensively on the In Re Rachel L case, which was the 2008 case decided by the appellate court in Southern California relating to homeschooling.  She played a major role in coordinating the efforts of state-wide and national homeschool groups and the law firms that were donating their time pro bono, including Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, where she had previously been a partner. She participated in the production of the brief on legal issues relating to homeschooling in California that the court found persuasive and took a significant role in writing another amicus curiae brief submitted for the rehearing of that case, this one focusing on the efficacy of homeschooling and of its benefits for particular populations of children, including the gifted. With her teenage boys moving closer to college and studying independently with tutors and community college classes, she has returned to the working world as the general counsel of a technology company in Silicon Valley.
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      • Eleen Kamas, Ph.D, Recording Secretary
      • Eleen Kamas enjoys homeschooling her four school-aged children while the youngest two come along for the ride. In a previous life, she worked in libraries, earned a doctorate in psychology and taught at the college level. She has done research on memory and cognition, including a look at what trick questions can tell us about how we recall information.
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      • Pamela Price
      • Pamela Price is a journalist, blogger, and author (How to Work and Homeschool: Practical Advice, Tips, and Strategies from Parents). She began her professional career as an academic and career adviser at The University of Texas Austin, starting an award-winning career development center for visual and performing artists. After a brief stint as a professional fundraiser at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, she left higher education for a journalism career. In 2008, she created a nationally recognized, award-winning lifestyle blog, RedWhiteandGrew.com. In 2010, she co-presented a 2010 TEDx talk on food security in San Antonio, her adopted hometown. Pamela came to homeschooling because of her child’s food allergy, yet she and her family are committed to home education because of the many benefits it offers: flexibility of schedules, customized learning opportunities, an emphasis on the home as a “learning laboratory” (rather than simply as a recharge station), and the freedom to travel and follow one’s own curiosity throughout the lifespan.

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